Taking care of your oral health involves a combined effort between you and your Boise dentist. While there are things you do yourself, you will inevitably need a dentist to prevent and treat gum disease effectively. Prevention starts at home with brushing and flossing your teeth, but regular visits to your dentist will ensure a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why Summit Dental Group would like to provide you with the following tips for preventing and treating gum disease.
Gum disease often goes undetected because it starts out painless and progresses very slowly. Once it becomes visible and painful, however, it’s usually in an advanced stage, which can be difficult to treat. Caring for your teeth and gums at home will help prevent plaque from building up and reduce the risk of developing gum disease. That’s why your dentist recommends brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, you should also floss your teeth between meals to help remove debris and plaque from hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.
While caring for your teeth and gums starts at home, you should always visit your Boise dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams. At Summit Dental, we use professional equipment that effectively removes tartar and bacteria that cause gum disease. Regular exams will also allow us to monitor your oral health and prevent any issues before they get worse.
Dental appliances range from fillings to implants to restore or repair your teeth. While these appliances are made from durable materials, it’s important to care for them just as you would your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly will help prolong their lifespan without the need to replace them.
A dry mouth is often a symptom of something else. Unfortunately, dry mouth increases your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you suffer from a dry mouth due to a medical condition or any medication you may be taking, it’s important to drink plenty of water and talk with your Boise dentist about your symptoms to avoid further complications.
The best way to care for your teeth is to partner with a Boise dentist that will help you achieve optimal oral health. Summit Dental Group is a trusted dental practice that provides affordable, high-quality dental services in the Treasure Valley.
We will help you care for your teeth and gums with dental solutions for your whole family. Our staff will take the time to listen to any concerns you may have and will help you every step of the way to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 314-2275 for an appointment or to discuss your options. We look forward to seeing you!